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Diabetic retinopathy (DR) can put your vision at risk if it progresses, which can happen even if you are managing your blood sugar levels. The good news is that early detection, routine monitoring, and potential treatment could help against vision loss from DR and its complications, like diabetic macular edema.
If you develop diabetic retinopathy, your retina specialist will work with you to find an appropriate treatment option for your eyes. Because everyone is different, and DR can progress slowly or quickly and without early symptoms, regular eye checkups are very important if you have diabetes. Let’s look at the different kinds of eye care professionals you can visit to get your eyes checked.